The following guidelines are suggested for caregivers during Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) therapy:
1. Therapy may be conducted at home, school, or community setting. If services are provided in the home, a responsible adult (over 18 years of age) must be present.
2. Caregivers must sign an Automobile Indemnity Agreement prior to allowing your child to be transported by any FSBA staff.
3. Caregivers will participate in some sessions conducted in the home each month and will be trained to implement strategies as written in the behavior intervention plan. Data on the accuracy of parent implementation is required by most insurance companies and will be collected.
4. Please provide as much notice as possible prior to a scheduled session if you know that your child is sick. Sickness includes, but is not limited to the following:
Temperature above 100
5. Caregivers should contact the therapist at least 48 hours prior to the appointment if they know they are going to cancel a session. If more than 40% of the scheduled total hours are cancelled (or there are four or more no-shows) within a 1-month period without medical reason, you are making the choice to suspend therapy and have your child placed on the waitlist again until a time arises where therapy services can be delivered in accordance with requirements for medical necessity. Please see below for a few examples of maximum allowable hours of monthly cancellations. Cancellations made by the therapist do not count toward your monthly cancellations.
6. Please communicate with providers when running late for sessions. If the therapist arrives, and the child is not at home, the therapist will wait 10 minutes before leaving. This will be considered a no-show. If there are more than four no-shows within a 1-month period, we will interpret this as your choice to suspend therapy and your child will be placed back on the waitlist.
7. The therapist will give the family as much notice as possible before cancelling a session. The therapist will call the family if they are going to be arriving more than 5 minutes late.
8. In case of an accident or unusual incident (e.g., Baker Act, runaway), the family should immediately notify the Lead Analyst, who will inform Full Spectrum ABA Leadership.
9. If there are any problems or concerns, please contact the Lead Analyst on the case immediately.
10. Parents (or the responsible adult present) are required to sign daily progress notes at the end of each session. If a session takes place in your child’s school, a teacher or administrator may sign the note.
11. Parents must provide informed consent prior to the start of ABA therapy and for each subsequent authorization period.
I understand and agree to the caregiver guidelines: